Legendary actress, Kim Hunter, was born Janet Cole on Nov 12, 1922 in Detroit, MI. Hunter died at the age of 79 on Sep 11, 2002 in New York City, NY .
MINI BIO:Sweet-faced, intelligent American actress with dark, coppery hair who sprang to prominence with good performances in low-budget films, was selected by British director Michael Powell to play a "typical American girl" in 1945, and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1951 for A Streetcar Named Desire. Despite all that, she never became more than a vaguely familiar name at the box office, and briefly blacklisted in the McCarthy era. Some filmographies credit her with an appearance in A Canterbury Tale in 1944, but she doesn't appear to be in it. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Kim Hunter was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for A Streetcar Named Desire (as Stella Kowalski) in 1951.
|1951||Best Supporting Actress||A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)||Stella Kowalski||Won|
She was honored with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the categories of Motion Pictures and Television.